Big Bad Wolf

Tala – Photographed by Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

In response to msjadeli at dVerse Poets Pub Poetics for Tuesday 04/04/23

“Directions: choose one (or more) of the following options to write your poem:
->1) Choose any animal and consider its nature and write a poem about the animal;<-
2) Choose a particular attribute of an animal and write a poem that is about the animal but also an attribute that humans exhibit, similar to some of the above poems;
3) Create your own myth or fable involving animals.

There are no form, rhyme, or subject constraints in this prompt challenge. Just have fun with it!

Here’s how to join in:
Post your piece on your blog and link back to this post. Place the link to your actual post (not your blog or web site) in the Mister Linky site.
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I have a very special friend,
quite uncommon and hard to get.
Though she is mine and I hers,
a regular pet she will never be.

When she was small and oh so cute,
not one person even had a clue.
No idea of what she would become,
when in time an adult she’d be.

She called to me before she was born,
a dream-vision I had just before morn.
In that time of waking sleepiness,
when the rest of the world still rests.

The vision of her was crystal clear,
she stayed close by me, always near.
Walking together on a sandy beach,
always within each other’s reach.

I started searching that very day,
I feared she might be too far away.
Two years went by without any luck,
I nearly gave up in truth I was stuck.

Upon my back I had her drawn,
the ink applied it took until dawn.
It was after that I received a call,
Wolf-pups conceived that very Fall.

In the Spring of that following year,
she came to me grinning ear to ear.
It took work and determination,
for both to form a solid foundation.

Nine years ago my life was brightened,
and for some she is quite frightening.
A truer friend there’ll never be,
she is mine and I am hers for all eternity.


  1. Wonderful……… and she’s beautiful.

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    1. Thank you so much Punam! 💙

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  2. A wonderful story, and how she came back again,

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    1. Thank you so much Björn – she is pretty wonderful. A handful – but wonderful! ☺️


  3. poetisatinta says:

    Such a special bond, wolves are often misunderstood, thanks for sharing💕

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    1. Thank you so much P!! 😊

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  4. willowdot21 says:

    A very beautiful story and very poignant to me right now a our beautiful Ruby is nearing the end of her time .

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    1. Sending you tons of healing, loving warmth to carry you in these difficult days Willow!!

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      1. willowdot21 says:

        Thank you I accept them gladly 💜

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  5. rothpoetry says:

    A wonderful story and poem. I love it. You are well protected!

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    1. Thank you so much my friend! 🙏

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        You are most welcome!

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  6. msjadeli says:

    Ami a truly enchanting story/poem and the image you chose of Tala is mesmerizing. I love how you tuned into the pulse of the universe to unite with your lupine companion ❤

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    1. Thank you Ms Jade. My phone is packed full of shots of her …. I’m so glad you enjoyed my little poetry memoir. 💜🙏💜

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  7. fejones1952 says:

    If many only knew how special this relationship is…
    Both are lovely, beautiful, indivividuals with a rare bond..
    Only rarely are the rest of us so fortunate…

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  8. Sadje says:

    This is a remarkable piece Ami.

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    1. Thank you so much Sadje!! ❤️

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      1. Sadje says:

        Most welcome

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